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Human Services

A Career and a Calling

Human services employees are one of the cornerstones of our society. They are called upon to provide a wealth of services to people at every stage of life, from infancy to senior adulthood. The human services field is vast, encompassing hundreds of different careers and jobs present in both public and private organizations. Common to all of these human services careers is one underlying goal: to help those in need overcome obstacles, and learn to lead independent, productive, and satisfying lives.

A Career for Life

The human services field offers you a variety of vibrant and rewarding careers. You might choose to specialize in a particular field, such as substance abuse, gerontology, child care services, or developmental disabilities. You might also wish to focus your education and career on a particular age or demographic group, such as preschool children, adolescents, the elderly, young mothers, or individuals with disabilities.

Other options are open to you as well. You may follow the example of many human services staff, and choose to change positions and specialties throughout your career. Some practitioners with more education move into human services management, counseling, social work, teaching, and consulting-specialties that you can pursue after an early career in direct service.

Our human services graduates can be found in a wide range of fields. The most popular: advocacy, alcohol and substance abuse services, child care, youth and adolescent services, developmental disabilities, family services, gerontology, government, legal services, recreation, and rehabilitation.

While our graduates work in many different fields, they all have a desire to use their lives to touch the lives of others.


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